Fraser Gartshore

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Prelude in D


Fraser Gartshore’s most popular composition for organ.

This is the download version of this piece.

Prelude in D is a composition based around a modern German hymn “ob ich sitze oder stehe”, itself a snappy, up-tempo hymn, but given the Anglican improvisation treatment here. After a soft start, the piece builds gradually to full organ before ending with a soft reprise of the main theme.

Suitable for church services and concerts.

Difficulty level: some large chords, otherwise not difficult.

Here’s a link to the recording made in Gackenbach: